Jet Blast Is No Island Breeze: New Deflectors for Grand Cayman

Project Details

Location: Owen Roberts International Airport
Grand Cayman
Project: Upgrading & Extension of Airfield
Contractor: Island Paving/Decco/IDL Proj. JV
Owner: Grand Cayman Airport Authority
  • Remote project location
  • Thrust rating required extremely heavy-duty structure
  • Adherence to strict aesthetic guidelines
  • Stringent local building code compliance in high wind region

A major runway extension project at the Owen Roberts International Airport on Grand Cayman required a jet blast deflector to protect a roadway from dangerous jet blast created by departing aircraft. The deflector had to be designed for hurricane winds and incorporate frangible elements.

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